November’s Continuous Delivery Updates

Published : Thu 03/28/19 Updated : Thu 04/18/19 Category : General

(This list is not all-inclusive. It only shows those changes that will impact faculty the most. The date the updates will take place changes from month to month. You can expect the following updates to be in place by the end of the month.)

Assignments – Anonymous Marking

Anonymous marking in Assignments features the following updates:

  • Administrators can set assignments to display a user’s WIN as an anonymous identifier
  • Instructors will see a new icon associated with assignments that have anonymous marking enabled
  • User names are revealed to instructors once feedback is published
  • A Publish All Feedback button is available in assignments with anonymous marking enabled to ensure anonymity when publishing feedback
  • Improved confirmation messaging appears to remind instructors to complete feedback for all anonymous users. If Publish All Feedback is selected before providing feedback for all anonymous submissions, the confirmation window will state the number of users with feedback and the total number of users
An assignment displaying the anonymous marking icon for instructors
An assignment displaying the anonymous marking icon for instructors
The Publish All Feedback button confirmation dialog box indicating outstanding anonymous users that still require feedback
The Publish All Feedback button confirmation dialog box indicating outstanding anonymous users that still require feedback

Assignments – Evaluate submissions page displays in full screen

The Evaluate Submission page no longer displays navbar links. This provides instructors with more screen space to view and evaluate assignments.

Homepages – Users can edit homepage banner image titles

Instructors can change the homepage banner image titles. The title can be changed to the Org Unit Name, a custom value (such as Hello {FirstName}) or the title can be deleted to display no title.

Quizzes – Quizzes display in full screen

Quizzes now display in full screen. When a learner clicks Start Quiz, the navbar disappears. This provides additional screen space for the quiz by removing unnecessary navigation elements from view.

Video Note – Closed caption support

Users can now add files containing closed captions to their video notes. The captioned text displays when viewing the video note, if users selected the closed caption option.

Widgets – Visual updates to My Courses Widget course tiles

To provide added value and ease of use to the My Courses widget, the following changes are now available with the widget course cards:

  • New status badge indicates Inactive and Closed states for courses
  • Cleaner layout of course name, semester, and dates
  • Course notifications are sorted by tool. When a user hovers on the notification icons, a tooltip provides more information.
The My Courses Widget now displays a course status badge and sorts notifications by type.
The My Courses Widget now displays a course status badge and sorts notifications by type.